Premiere: Safia – Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Remix)

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Some of Australia’s finest music minds meet on Young Franco‘s remix of SAFIA‘s “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds.” The 19-year-old Brisbane producer proved himself a certified party starter a month ago with “Brooklyn,” an extra-funky sample-heavy house original. The magic continues on this remix, a driving tropical take on his compatriots’ 2014 breakout track. Give it a listen below.

STREAM: SAFIA – “Paranoia, Ghosts & Other Sounds (Young Franco Rmx)” [PREMIERE]

PREMIERE: Tiny Victories – Drinking With Your Ghost

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After a long 2012 filled with shows across the country (including a successful ATG New Noise), Tiny Victories spent all of last year putting together their debut album. The Brooklyn-based duo — comprised of Greg Walters and Cason Kelly — recruited the help of producer Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!) to craft Haunts, due out June 10th on The Sleepover Party.

Today, we’re fortunate enough to premiere “Drinking With Your Ghost,” the lead single off Haunts. The track evokes traces of The National while staying true to the Tiny Victories signature sound — heavy on the moody synths, and even heavier on Walter’s haunting vocals. Have a listen to “Drinking With Your Ghost” below, and check out Tiny Victories live when they hit the stage with Big Data at our Baby’s All Right show on Thursday, May 8th.

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STREAM: Tiny Victories – “Drinking With Your Ghost” [PREMIERE]

Premiere: Young Liars – Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)

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Meet Young Liars. Hot off a record deal with Nettwerk, these Vancouver indie-poppers are getting ready to take over with their upcoming Night Window EP. Leading the charge on this release is the title track, an uplifting ode to teenage romance. In case you’re still not hooked, the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favorites Great Good Fine OK. Check it out below, and make sure to grab Young Liars Night Window EP when it drops April 29th. In the meantime, grab a copy of the original “Night Window” on iTunes.

STREAM: Young Liars – “Night Window (Great Good Fine OK Remix)” [PREMIERE]

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Phantogram – Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)

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Phantogram‘s powerhouse single “Fall In Love,” already a masterpiece in itself, gets an almost impossibly delicate reimagination from Until The Ribbon Breaks. This is one of those songs you don’t notice is happening to you until you’re already in orbit, miles above the earth, suspended in this gradual, ethereal rework. Whoever said the best things in life are worth the wait was probably waiting for this song for proof. Stream it below or take a Phantogram-inspired trip to outer space with our friend Sandy Bullock.

STREAM: Phantogram – “Fall In Love (Until The Ribbon Breaks Reimagination)”

The Hood Internet – Honest Season (Future x Future Islands)

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At this point, a new track from The Hood Internet is not a matter of suspense. Spending the better part of a decade making consistently entertaining mashups of hip hop and everything else can create that kind of faith in listeners. So it’s no surprise that “Honest Season,” which takes Future’s “Honest” and the suddenly buzzing “Seasons (Waiting On You)” by Future Islands, makes a fun, unexpected marriage. Future takes over vocal duties from Samuel Herring, and while it would be blasphemous to say he’s improved on what was there, the switch isn’t nearly as jarring as it might seem. Really, Future Islands’ instrumentation is a game changer in place of the somewhat forgettable keyboard and synth beat from “Honest.” The two songs end up on a similar tonal wavelength, and once again we get to thank The Hood Internet for giving us a mashup we didn’t even know we needed. Check it out below.

The Hood Internet will playing the next edition of All Things Gold this Thursday, April 10th at U Street Music Hall. Advance tickets are available at the link below. Get to it!

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STREAM: The Hood Internet – “Honest Seasons (Future x Future Islands)”

Festival Fever: Surfer Blood

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With SXSW in our rearview mirrors, Festival Fever rages on towards Coachella. The mega-festival kicks off its first week on Friday. One act that will be playing in Indio this weekend are indie-rock mainstays Surfer Blood. Diffuser.fm recently caught up with the West Palm Beach outfit to talk about the upcoming, their influences and more. Hit the jump for the interview along with performances of “Demon Dance” and “Drinking Problem.”

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Ki:Theory – Open Wound (Odesza Remix)

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Ki:Theory has been dropping jams and touring for the better part of the last decade, but the indie-electro mainstay has really started to make waves over the past few years. With a Tron remix and Fifa 14 track under his belt, the Richmond artist is on the cusp of much more commercial success. Odesza, on the other hand, just burst onto the scene last year. Their My Friends Never Die EP was hugely popular in 2013 and the remixes made by the Seattle duo have been racking up likes upon likes ever since.

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Zhu – Paradise Awaits

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The enigmatic ZHU has once again risen from the shadows to present us with a new track: “Paradise Awaits.” The L.A. based producer/singer has only released four songs, but his unique sound has had a tendency to go viral very quickly. ZHU has taken an interesting approach to PR by actively disassociating himself with his music. He explained the method to his madness in a recent statement…

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Introducing: Benjamin Booker

I first met Benjamin Booker a couple years ago when a New Orleans publication asked me to interview a new musician who just showed up in town. No one knew anything about him except that he was from Florida and he’d recorded a few songs on his sister’s laptop. The editor who assigned it to me sent me one black-and-white photo of a kid descending a set of stairs into a cellar…and one song — a grainy mp3 of “Have You Seen My Son?” I listened to the song. I listened again. I couldn’t believe it. For every 100 times an editor sends you a song of some no-name artist, you’ll find one gem. This wasn’t just a gem. This was a real voice. A fully-formed voice.

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All Things Go Presents: Big Data @ Baby’s All Right

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NYC: All Things Go returns to Baby’s All Right on Thursday, May 8th for an extra special show you won’t want to miss. You may have heard of Big Data. We’ve featured them a number of times here and their latest single “Dangerous” just happens to be destroying the AltNation countdown for the second month running. So you could say we are considerably excited to be putting on their first live show EVER next month. Supporting Alan Wilkis and co. will be electro-pop visionaries My Body and Tiny Victories. Be a part of history and grab your advance tickets now for $10 via the link below.

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STREAM: Big Data – “Dangerous”

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